TYRO — Two strong middle quarters helped boost Ledford past West Davidson 83-55 in Central Carolina 2A Conference boys basketball.
Alex Reece scored 19 points to lead the Panthers (3-0 overall, 1-0 CCC), who outscored the Green Dragons 52-28 over the second and third quarters. Tyler Partee added 15 points and 10 assists, followed by Colt Rumley with 14 points and Owen Finley with 13 points and eight rebounds.
In the girls game, Ledford led big early and cruised to a 51-21 victory. Ashley Limbacher scored 13 points to lead the Panthers (3-0, 1-0), who led 12-5 after one quarter and 27-7 at halftime. Morgan Harrison chipped in eight points, and Layla Sands and Madi Flynt each had six.
OAK GROVE, NORTH DAVIDSON
WELCOME — Another stellar performance by Jamarien Dalton led North Davidson past Oak Grove 69-49 in Central Carolina 2A Conference boys basketball Friday at North.
Dalton scored 26 points to lead the Black Knights (4-0 overall, 1-0 CCC), who led 14-9 after one quarter and 31-18 at halftime. Tedric Jenkins added 16 points.
Sakori Poole scored 10 points to lead the Grizzlies (0-2, 0-1).
In the girls game, North — led by Emily Hege — pulled away over the second and third quarters to win 61-34. Hege scored 27 points to lead the Black Knights (2-0, 1-0), who outscored the Grizzlies 32-11 over the middle two quarters. Lettie Michael added 11 points, followed by Courtney McMillian with 10.
Haley Long scored nine points while Avery Ray had seven to lead Oak Grove (1-1, 0-1).
WHEATMORE, PROVIDENCE GROVE
TRINITY — Wheatmore defeated Providence Grove 55-44 in PAC-7 2A boys basketball Friday at Wheatmore.
Dylan Weil, Ben Walker and Kaleb Lockwood each scored 10 points to lead the Warriors (2-1 overall, 1-1 PAC-7).
In the girls game, Providence Grove won 61-43. The Warriors dipped to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
HP CHRISTIAN, CALDWELL
GREENSBORO — High Point Christian beat Caldwell 68-47 in PTAC boys basketball Friday at Caldwell.
K.J. Garrett had 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals to lead the Cougars (10-4 overall, 1-0 PTAC). Zyon White-Dorsette followed with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Thomas McIntosh had 13 points, four rebounds and two assists. Isaiah Sanders added 10 points and three assists.
In the girls game, High Point Christian cruised to a 60-19 win. Tiir Nyok scored 23 points to lead the Cougars (12-0, 1-0), who led 39-10 at halftime and 58-11 heading to the fourth. Angel Walker added 15 points, while Kennedy Powell had 14 points.
WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN, CHRIST SCHOOL/ ASHEVILLE CHRISTIAN
ASHEVILLE — Wesleyan Christian came up just short in falling 63-58 against Christ School in nonconference boys basketball Friday at Christ School.
Isaiah Ray scored 20 points to lead the Trojans (5-9), followed by Luke Grace with 12 points and J3 Swindell with eight points.
For the girls, Wesleyan couldn’t quite rally back in the second half in losing 60-57 at Asheville Christian. Lilly McRae scored 15 points to lead the Trojans (5-9), who trailed in each of the first two quarters to fall behind 30-22 at halftime but outscored the Lions in each of the last two quarters to pull within reach.
Morgan Carter added 13 points, followed by Meghan Howell.
TW ANDREWS, RANDLEMANRANDLEMAN — Randleman built a lead over the middle two quarters and held on to beat T.W. Andrews 66-51 in PAC-7 2A boys basketball Friday at Randleman.
The Tigers outscored the Red Raiders 41-20 over the second and third quarters to take control. Andrews dropped to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
In the girls game, Randleman topped Andrews 54-38. It was the first game for the Lady Raiders.
HP CENTRAL, SMITH
GREENSBORO — High Point Central lost 73-63 against Smith in nonconference boys basketball Friday at Smith.
The Bison dropped to 0-4 overall.
EAST DAVIDSON, SOUTH ROWAN
CHINA GROVE — South Rowan defeated East Davidson 61-42 in Central Carolina 2A Conference boys basketball Friday at South Rowan.
In the girls game, East lost 46-41.
Both Golden Eagles teams dipped to 1-3 overall. The boys are 0-2 in the conference while the girls are 0-1.
SOUTHERN GUILFORD, ASHEBORO
ASHEBORO — Southern Guilford lost 54-42 against Asheboro in Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference boys basketball at Asheboro.
The Storm dropped to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the MPC.
THOMASVILLE — Thomasville fell 64-45 against Salisbury in Central Carolina 2A Conference boys basketball Friday at Thomasville.
The Bulldogs dipped to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the CCC.